Dutch Gaming To Have Broader Online Authority

Published June 25, 2014 by OCR Editor

Dutch Gaming To Have Broader Online Authority

The Kansspelautoriteit Chairman outlines powers granted in 2013 Annual Report.

Jan Suyver, the chairman of the Netherlands' Dutch Gaming Authority Kansspelautoriteit, has issued a warning to online gaming operators illegally aiming at the Dutch market that illegal sites will now be closed down.

Report Details New Dutch Government Regulatory Powers

The Kansspelautoriteit’s 2013 Annual Report outlines new authorities it will use to regulates the online market beginning in the opening months of 2015.

The key to the new regulations is the swiftness of the authority of the Dutch government.

Suyver asserts: “If you want to be fast in protecting consumers from a specific illegal provider, you need solid legal remedies to be able to do so,” Suyver said.

Direct Shutdowns and Early Warnings

The new regulator is empowered with directly shutting down websites of online gaming providers whose companies are operating without a license, and additionally is prepared to issue customer alerts citing the names of specific providers who have operated without the necessary formalities.

This is a telling example of the work global governments have to do to identify and shut down the unlicensed sites in their jurisdiction, which protects both users and government revenues from unscrupulous gaming providers. 


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